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The commision now running Rugby League in Australia need 3 new teams in the NRL, but only have room for 2. Central Coast could bring a lot to Rugby league with the money in the area and the amount of juniors there. Central Queensland for the reasons you have stated and Perth. 1 team should go from the present make up of the NRL, but which one?

Gold Coast Titans would be the obvious choice with all there money problems, but the commision need them to kill off the threat of Aussie Rules on the Gold Coast. Cronulla were candidates for the chop, or relocation last season, but appear now to be on the climb. Which ever 2 they chose it is for sure going to to disappoint the one team that doesn't get selected.

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Capras eager for televised fixture

Alan Kennedy | 5th June 2012 6:13 AM

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Tags: brenton williamson, cq capras, intrust super cup

CQ Capras chief executive Brenton Williamson is counting down the days before the first television transmission of an Intrust Super Cup fixture.

Capras CEO Brenton Williamson checks out one of the camera angles from above Browne Park.

Sharyn Oneill Rokscapra

CQ Capras chief executive Brenton Williamson is counting down the days before the first television transmission of an Intrust Super Cup fixture from Browne Park.

"It is an experience we have never been able to offer before," he said.

While the Capras enjoyed good corporate support, to be able to provide a little extra in the form of a live game being beamed across the state is a bonus.

In the past, clubs in the south-east of the state have had the luxury of having a couple of games televised from their home ground and this provides the bonus of being able to assure sponsors of televised matches being screened and their company name relayed.

"For clubs in the south-east corner the likelihood of televised games increases," he said.

"Our sponsors haven't had the same exposure for their signage."

With less than two weeks to the big day on June 17, Williamson is busy ensuring the Capras make the most of this unique opportunity.

"Capricorn Enterprises will be the game day sponsor," he announced.

"The club is very grateful to Capricorn Enterprises."

A part of the match day promotion for Capricorn Enterprises will be having their logo painted on the Browne Park playing surface.

"It is a great opportunity to be live on Channel 9," he said.

Williamson is confident the game being live will not have a detrimental effect on the match day attendance. In fact Williamson believed the game would produce a bumper crowd with a total of 3000 spectators confidently expected.

The Capras CEO is also aware the success of the live game will assist the CQ NRL Bid.

Last weekend the area expected to feature as CQ's main rival Ipswich was the feature game against Northern Pride. The match lacked atmosphere with a small crowd in attendance.

"If we can get 3000 people at Browne Park and they are vocal it will be great," he said.

"We want people in Central Queensland to vote with feet."

The televised match against Norths Devils only provides a part of the afternoon's entertainment with Gladstone visiting for matches against Rockhampton in both A-grade and under-20s.

It is almost like a trial run on Sunday for the Capras as they face the Wynnum Manly Sea Eagles at Browne Park.

The match is a test to see how far the young CQ team has progressed after the drubbing it received from the Sea Eagles in the first round.

Players who were a part of that severe mauling will be looking to exact revenge on a very good Wynnum side.

Surprisingly the Sea Eagles suffered a few reversals in recent weeks but that could provide the hunger to get back on track.

Williamson was looking at a crowd of 2000 for the game with the CQ public wanting to assist the Capras in setting the records straight.

Sunday's game is at 2.30pm with Junior Capras trial games taking place throughout the day from 8am.

http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au...ure-super-cup/

Ipswich 500-600 vs potentially 3000 for Rocky in QCup.

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The NRL STADIUM confirmed

June 19th, 2012

Great News Central Queensland! The Stadium that is vitally important to the CQ NRL Bid’s success in acquiring a NRL license has been confirmed by the State Government. Last week, the CQ NRL Bid Chairman, Geoff Murphy and I, met with the State Government Minister for Sport, Steve Dickson, in his office at Parliament House in Brisbane, and with his Director General Mr Rhys Turner. Minister Dickson delivered this great news to us personally. “If the CQ NRL Bid acquires a NRL License, the Government will provide the compliant Stadium, and you can guarantee this to the NRL – it will happen – it is written in stone” Minister Dickson said last week.

FULL ARTICLE - http://www.cqnrlbid.com.au/2012/06/the-nrl-stadium-confirmed/

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Everyone is Entitled to an Opinion

August 14th, 2012

A recently published media article which stated that the NRL would not be expanding seems to have gained some credence, especially amongst some Bid sceptics. The well known and respected author of this material writes an opinion piece in the local press and that is exactly what it is – HIS OPINION.

FULL ARTICLE:

http://www.cqnrlbid.com.au/2012/08/everyone-is-entitled-to-an-opinion/

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Thursday, 16 August 2012

2012 CQ NRL BID JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT SQUADS NAMED

The CQ NRL Bid has today announced the U/13s and U/14s squads (listed below) for the 2012 CQ NRL Bid Junior Development Program. Building on the success and momentum of last year’s inaugural program, the CQ NRL Bid will bring together 56 junior players from around CQ to participate in the program.

CQ NRL Bid Development Manager Walson Carlos said that this year’s program will allow the CQ NRL Bid to build on last year’s highly successful program.

“The CQ NRL Bid Junior Development Program is about so much more than producing good footballers. The program takes a holistic approach to the development of these young elite athletes and incorporates key elements like player welfare education, expert nutritional advice & media training. It is important that the players come away from the program having not only improved their rugby league capabilities, but also having grown as people.”

This year’s program will see the two teams embark on a mid-October Southern Tour in which they will play games against Keebra Park SHS (Gold Coast) and Marsden SHS (Brisbane). The CQ NRL Bid are also hopeful of staging a two-game home series and are currently in negotiations with several clubs and schools to try and make this happen. The home games would be played at Rockhampton and Gladstone. Walson Carlos expected more details to be finalised very soon.

“We (CQ NRL Bid) will have some very big announcements relating to the CQ NRL Bid Junior Development Squad over the next month and we are excited by where the program is headed this year.”

Please find full U/13s and U/14s Squads below:

U/13s CQ NRL Bid Junior Development Squad

Jordan YOUNG Rockhampton

Tyson CURTIS Biloela

Ben MCGOWAN Mackay

Dawson CROSS Mundubbera

Blake McMAHON Yeppoon

Kobe HETHERINGTON Gladstone

Zac HETHERINGTON Gladstone

Baye SIMPSON Yeppoon

Conrad GREEN Mackay

Bailey MARTIN-HALL Proserpine

Jye ANDERSON Mackay

William MOHR Clermont

Adam HUGHES Longreach

Samuel MURPHY Rockhampton

Teykoa NAGAS Bundaberg

Benn RICHARDSON Gladstone

Luke PELLIGRINET Gladstone

Mitchell DOWNIE Bundaberg

Conor McKENZIE Mackay

Owen COMPTON Bundaberg

Jacob VANZANDEN Yeppoon

Peter COPPING Yeppoon

Tyrell HOWARD Bundaberg

Brandon KEMP Rockhampton

Ben LARSEN Biloela

Josh WILKINSON Longreach

U/14s CQ NRL Bid Junior Development Squad

Tristian BAILLIE Yeppoon

Reuben COTTER Sarina

Joshua CURTI Mackay

Daley DOYLE Yeppoon

Coby GIBBS Isis

Jack GLOSSOP Gladstone

Hayden TANNA Bundaberg

Samuel COOKSON Yeppoon

Rhys LU Bargara

Martin MARE Mackay

Anitelea TIAALEAIGA Rockhampton

Will NEVEN Yeppoon

Jacob O'SHEA Bundaberg

Tom SKINNER Middlemount

Caleb TULL Rockhampton

Jack WHITE Yeppoon

Joshua ZWEEDYK Bundaberg

Ethan SARGENT Biggenden

Jed MYLES Monto

Jacob BARRETT Rockhampton

Andrew NADER Bundaberg

Jackson WEIR Tieri

Joseph MCLAUGHLIN Rockhampton

Jacob DALLAS Bundaberg

John GEMMEL Rockhampton

Joshua JACKSON Mackay

Gabriel KOPANA Moranbah

Connor TANSEY Biloela

Josh WELLS Outback

Jack McLEOD Rockhampton

www.cqnrlbid.com.au

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Why expansion will/could happen:

1. Value on 9th game not negating expansion

2. Expansion based on long term viability, sustainability and strategic purposes

3. this relates to the ARLC's Strategic Plan (advantages of expansion to locations for the nrl & media)

4. Bids need to be NO Risk and low start up costs / strong financial backing

5. Some "protecting the heartland" discussion (importance of queensland)

6. TV deal based on only 16 team, 8 game structure negotiations

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Why expansion will/could happen:

1. Value on 9th game not negating expansion

2. Expansion based on long term viability, sustainability and strategic purposes

3. this relates to the ARLC's Strategic Plan (advantages of expansion to locations for the nrl & media)

4. Bids need to be NO Risk and low start up costs / strong financial backing

5. Some "protecting the heartland" discussion (importance of queensland)

6. TV deal based on only 16 team, 8 game structure negotiations

So does the last of these put the brakes on any expansion?

The $1.025 billion deal is based on the current NRL team numbers so unless one or two current clubs relocate or fold, it makes expansion less likely than before doesn't it?

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So does the last of these put the brakes on any expansion?

The $1.025 billion deal is based on the current NRL team numbers so unless one or two current clubs relocate or fold, it makes expansion less likely than before doesn't it?

to me it means expansion negotiations are yet to come..... its purely up to the ARLC (and what their Strategic Plan reveals on expansion)

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Central Queensland meets Expansion Demands

http://www.cqnrlbid....ansion-demands/

The CQ bidders have obviously recognised there is a potential negative in the outcome of the TV rights deal.

The statement in that article directly answers the question I put.

It'll be interesting to see if the case outlined there does put CQ at an advantage over the other hopeful ventures.

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CQ rugby league bid still confident of NRL entry by 2016

29 August 2012 , 5:07 PM by Philip Staley

While NRL teams celebrate the recent five-year television deal, what does it mean for the NRL's expansion hopefuls?

The Central Queensland bid has managed to secure government funding for a new stadium and more than 40,000 members.

But with the NRL not likely to expand in the next five years, is all the hard work for nothing?

The bid's chief executive officer Denis Keeffe says he's still confident of entry into the NRL by 2016.

Listen by clicking below.

blogs.abc.net.au/queensland/2012/08/cq-rugby-league-bid-still-confident-of-nrl-entry-by-2016.html

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